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[DPRG] Off-Topic - Microphones

Subject: [DPRG] Off-Topic - Microphones
From: Tommy Raz tr at tommyraz.com
Date: Wed Jun 15 16:01:32 CDT 2005

If all you need are checkpoints, what about hacking a joystick's buttons to 4
loops, maybe switched by photoresistors?  Or even cheaper: loosely connected
trip wires?

I found the port specs and info here:

Quoting Lance Rose <LRose at jhsi.com>:

> I apologize for the off-topic post, but I hope you guys can answer a
> question for me.
> I need to get input from 4 microphones to display visually on my PC.
> All I really need is an indicator that the mic is picking up anything
> over a base level.  I am going to try to "time" my dog on a course. I
> also have another possible application if this could be done cheaply
> based on sound.
> How do I do this?
> Is there a device that will take in multiple mic inputs and feed the
> signal to a piece of software?
> What term or terms would be good for Googling to find info on this?
> I am open to any other suggestions for doing this cheaply.  Cheaply is
> the main goal.
> Thanks again.
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